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‘Madea’ actor-director Tyler Perry reveals history of childhood abuse, molestation

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Writer, producer, and film director Tyler Perry (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada)

Writer, producer, and film director Tyler Perry (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada)

New York Daily News/Chrisena Coleman—Filmmaker Tyler Perry, who is promoting a new movie about an abused teenager, has gone public with brutal memories of his own childhood beatings and molestation.

In an email to fans that has Perry’s admirers buzzing, he recounts various examples of terrible childhood mistreatment – from his father beating him senseless to a neighbor woman molesting him at age 10.

Even his grandmother, the mother of his hated father, became a threat when she objected to his weekly allergy shot, he recalls.

Ain’t nothing wrong with that damn boy – he just got germs on him. Stop wasting all that money,” she said, he recalled.

She came and got me out of the living room leaving my Matchbox cars on the floor. She said she was going to kill these germs on me once and for all. She gave me a bath in ammonia.”

Perry, 38, fled his abusive home in New Orleans and, after a period of homelessness and struggle, became a writer, director, actor and producer.

He is now a mega-millionaire and one of the world’s most influential black filmmakers. He is the producer of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” on TV and his movies, including “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Madea’s Family Reunion” and “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” have grossed $400 million.

Along with Oprah Winfrey, he executive produced “Precious,” the story of an illiterate obese teen mom struggling to rise above horrible sexual and mental abuse. The movie opens nationally Nov. 6.

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PreciousPoster2The movie Precious: Based On The Novel ‘Push‘ By Sapphire, is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Parry. Starring Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd, and introducing Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe. The film is the Winner of the Grand Jury Award, Audience Award, and the Special Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

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Bone Collectors

Victim Jaycee Dugard, age 11

Victim Jaycee Dugard, age 11


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As the search of Jaycee Dugard’s alleged captors’ backyard continues, authorities announced that a bone fragment has been found next door to suspect Phillip Garrido’s house. The announcement came as crime scene investigators scour every inch of Garrido’s property, including the tent-and-shed compound that hid Dugard for 18 years. Although the bone was found near Garrido’s backyard, he is alleged to have some ties to the property where the bone was located. Police at this time are not sure if the bone collected is human or animal, but the fragment will be tested as soon as possible to determine its origins.

Rumors are circulating the crime scene that two girls living in Garrido’s Antioch neighborhood were abducted in the late 1980s, prior to Dugard’s abduction in 1991. Police are also speculating that Garrido may be involved in several cases involving missing prostitutes. Sources refuse to comment further about any evidence tying Garrido to these crimes.

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